Edward Snowden Has Been Fired

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Photo: The Guardian

The world saw this one coming, but just in case there was any doubt, Booz Allen announced today that NSA leaker Edward Snowden, "who had a salary at the rate of $122,000, was terminated June 10, 2013 for violations of the firm's code of ethics and firm policy." (Also chronic absences.) The Guardian initially reported that Snowden's "very comfortable life" in Hawaii included "a salary of roughly $200,000," which is either some generous rounding or includes the standard "Don't tell the world our secrets" bonus.